Child science prodigy
Thirteen-year-old Maya Burhanpurkar recently won the Platinum award for her project on Alzhiemers disease titled ‘Uncovering the Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Biosafety of Two Amyloid-ß Inhibitors’ for the student scientist level at a science fair in Canada. As a result of her research,Maya has already prototyped a new drink for athletes and seniors which could protect them from cardiac stress and heart arrhythmias. She has also been invited to speak at the upcoming Annual Canadian Conference on Dementia as well as the Canadian Alzheimers Societys annual assembly. Last year,Burhanpurkar was presented with the ‘Junior Citizen of the Year’ award by the Lieutenant Governor for her considerable local and global charity and humanitarian work.
Scholarship award funtion
The Lila Poonawalla Foundation celebrated their 17th Scholarship Award Function on July 28 and 29 at the Symbiosis Vishwabhavan Auditorium,Senapati Bapat Road. On July 28,82 postgraduate and 57 undergraduate scholarships were awarded to the girls at the hands of S B Mujumdar,founder President & chancellor of the Symbiosis International University and Per Heggenes,the CEO of IKEA Foundation. On July 29,Vandana Chavan,member of parliament and Heggenes gave out 120 scholarships to school girls.